Life drawing is a classical practice that artists have used for centuries. Drawing a variety of excellent models in quick or gesture poses, leading into longer poses, allows the hand to warm up and create loose and free sketches and contour drawings. Focusing on composition and line quality, drawing from life is a quintessential way to improve one’s drawing skill.

The ongoing Life Drawing Group at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., is starting up again after a break and will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms 18 and 19. The group is facilitated by Andrew White and is for people high school age and older. No materials or instructions are given. The group is informal and a great place to practice and explore drawing (no photography, please).

Within each weekly session there are a variety of pose lengths. The fall 12-week session will cost $100 or $15 for individual drop-ins. For more information and to enroll, call 594-6490  or visit lincolnstreetcenter.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.